I was paddling my canoe on a quiet narrow river in West Yellowstone looking for the illusive North American Beaver, when my Minolta pocket instamatic camera fell in the drink and my life changed forever. My boyfriend found out how sly I really was when he went looking for his Canon TX only to find it around my neck; where it stayed for a very, very long time.

The second major event in my photography life was the day my hands wrapped around the Canon 10D. Unfortunately it was after my International Wildlife Adventures trip to Churchill to observe the polar bears. I would profess that I never looked back, but looking back is what I'm all about. I was very fortunate to come from a family who treasured photographs over most material objects, and I am reaping the benefits.

Drawn to history, I enjoy capturing time and places in photographs that instantly record history. During my travels, I enjoy shooting the small subjects that reflect the mood and impressions that get forgotten when we focus on the big things.

My goal is to become a full-time photographer who is never ever tired of holding a camera.

I've got that last part nailed.